The Barracks

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PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 450
Guest House
An AA Superior, full service guest house situated in a quiet area of Colesberg. The Barracks so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family. <br /><br />The comfortable and spacious double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms each with a bath and separate shower and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV with M-Net or any other channel from the DStv bouquet. We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests traveling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option. Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made. <br /><br />The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7:00am, is a choice of continental or full English or both and is included in the rate, dinner is extra. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We are fully licensed and the pub has, amongst the usual beverages, a collection of over 150 SA brandies whilst there is also a fair selection of Malt Whiskeys, wines and beers. <br /><br />Besides a large selection of up-to-date magazines in each room, there are folders containing much information about the history of Colesberg and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. The Barracks - The reason for the N1.
"Better than good."
04 Dec 2017
By Marilyn Browne
"Service was good. Attentive but not obtrusive. Catered to our needs. Would highly recommend."
09 Oct 2017
By Marieta Badenhorst
"Wonderlike plek, wonderlike mense. Mike en Annalie, baie dankie. Ons kom weer!"
"The historical interest"
02 Oct 2017
By Chris Addinall
"Rooms need a little bit more attention otherwise linen was lovely and the breakfast great"
"The lovely hot bath at the end of a long cold day."
10 Aug 2017
By Anthony Grendon
"The hosts were very caring. Annalie walked out into the cold of the night to assist me with finding the address, while Mike was ever ready to help me carry luggage into the room"
"Comfortable stay in historic building"
17 May 2017
By Bronwyn Mackenzie
"Warm hospitality and great lamb chop dinner after a long day on the road."
"Lovely overnight stop"
08 Nov 2016
By Aubrey, South Africa
"Spent an overnight stop at The Barracks with two friends and ourselves. We received a lovely warm welcome from Mike on our arrival who assisted us (pensioners) taking our suitcases to our rooms. The rooms were lovely and the entire house is steeped in history. We had a most enjoyable meal, Lamb Shanks and four empty plates were taken back to the kitchen. This was preceded by a lovely starter of spring rolls and salad and finished off with a most delicious apple tart and ice cream. An honesty bar is available and we had an enjoyable late afternoon sitting on the patio enjoying a couple of beers prior to pur meal. Mike also has a lovely selection of wines to choose from. Highly recommend this venue!"
"The Barracks was wonderful!"
01 Aug 2016
By Tony, South Africa
"Thank you Mike and Annalie for your wonderful hospitality. The room was lovely, perfect for my needs, very comfortable bed, no complaints at all. The food was exceptional, those Karoo lamb cutlets to die for, and all the veg too. Pea and ginger soup and milk tart to finish, very decadent. Highly recommended."
"Top notch"
25 Jul 2016
By Jennifer, South Africa
"We only stayed 1 night but the hospitality was excellent and we were greeted by the very accommodating host Mike.Although we did not opt for dinner, we heard while out in the town that the dinners are simply excellent.Breakfast was amazing.And the room was excellent... Neat, tidy, decorated beautifully with unexpected extras like gowns, slippers and hot water bottles.Highly recommended."
10 Jan 2016
By Andrea, South Africa
"We stopped over at the Barracks going from George to Jo'burg. One of the best nights we have had on the road. Friendly, homely atmosphere, fantastic food for dinner and breakfast, definitely stay there again."
"Best place to stay in Colesberg"
04 Jan 2016
By Samantha, South Africa
"Very hospitable host and a big room"